«pada३» :::: ↶२:४४२↷
Sāṁvaraṇi is found in the Rigveda१ in one passage, where it naturally seems to be a patronymic (‘descendant of Saṁvaraṇa’) of manu. According to Bloomfield,२ it is a corruption for sāvarṇi, a reference to Manuऽs birth from the savarṇā, ‘similar’ female who was substituted for Saraṇyū according to the legend (see manu). This is possible, but not certain. Scheftelowitz३ thinks that the reading of the Kaśmir manuscript of the Rigveda, which has sāṁvaraṇam, ‘found on the sacrificial ground,’ as an epithet of soma, is to be preferred. But this seems quite improbable.४ We must either recognize a real man called manu sāṁvaraṇi; or take manu as one name, sāṁvaraṇi as another; or admit that manu sāṁvaraṇi is simply manu with a patronymic derived from an unknown legend.Foot notes
- ↑ viii. ५१, १.
- ↑ Journal of the American Oriental Society, १५, १८०, n.
- ↑ Die Apokryphen des ṛgveda, ३८.
- ↑ See Oldenberg, Go७ttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen, १९०७, २३७.